MNS activists vandalise Amazon offices in Mumbai and Pune

Members from Raj Thackeray-led party, over the last few months, demanded the inclusion of Marathi language on their platform. However, Amazon refused to do so, owing to which MNS leaders damaged the goods at Amazon's warehouses in Mumbai and Pune.

MNS activists vandalise Amazon offices in Mumbai and Pune

Political leader Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has become aggressive after the global e-commerce platform Amazon refused to include the Marathi language in its application.

Reacting to the same, MNS activists recently damaged the Amazon godowns in Mumbai's Powai and Sakinaka areas, owing to which a case has now been registered against them at Sakinaka and Powai police stations. As per reports, MNS President Raj Thackeray and the party workers were issued notices not to enter Amazon's office. However, after the notice was issued on Dec 24, these workers, across the state, became aggressive and on Saturday, December 26, 2020, vandalized Amazon's office.

Over the last several days, MNS has been demanding that Amazon should include Marathi language for transactions traced in the state of Maharashtra. However, the e-commerce platform did not respond positively to the demand. This comes after Amazon included other languages in its app, but has not been able to add Marathi. Irked with the same, members from MNS raised their voice and expressed concerns against the decision, demanding that if the platform cannot add the language, then it cannot exist in the state.

Meanwhile, post the incident reported on Saturday, the police have now registered a case after those who broke into Amazon's offices in the city. Nobody has been arrested in the matter and the officials are investigating the same further.

A similar incident was reported in Amazon's Pune office, where MNS leaders from the locality damaged the offices. Sharing more information, a police official from Kondwa, in an interview with PTI, said, "Following a complaint by one of Amazon's employees, an FIR has been registered against eight to 10 unidentified people who barged into the warehouse, damaged window panes and shouted slogans such as "No Marathi - No Amazon."

Addressing the same, MNS leader Nitin Sardesai said that Amazon has proved itself to be Anti-Marathi and this has hurt the people of Maharashtra, basis which they vandalised the offices.

Post the incident, MNS President Raj Thackeray was asked to be present for the hearing at the Dindoshi Court. This was directed after Amazon filed a complaint stating that the posters were damaged by party leaders.

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